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Author: DFNS

Minsk ‘Worse than Munich,’ Landsbergis Says

Staunton, February 13 – Many including the author of these lines have compared what happened in Minsk this week with what happened in Munich in 1938, but Vytautas Landsbergis, the man who played the...

Ukraine Live Day 361: Heavy Fighting Near Debaltsevo

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast. Please...

Sanctioning Russia: the right questions

Sanctions are often considered to be effective only if and when they force a change in the behaviour of their intended target. This approach is based on military logic, as sanctioning is considered a...

Talking strategy: Washington’s new NSS

On 6 February 2015, the White House released a new national security strategy (NSS). The NSS outlines a vision of how to advance core US interests: the security of the US, its citizens, allies...

Russia Update: February 13, 2015

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here, and see also our Russia...

ASPI suggests

We’re keeping your Black Friday screens bright with infographics of the conflict in Syria, private military security companies, China’s military, India and Australian uranium, Fatboy Kim and more. The Institute for the Study of...

The Uncertain Transition from Stability to Peace

Most violent conflicts since the turn of this century were in countries that had experienced an earlier violent conflict. How can we tell when a country is likely to remain stuck in a cycle...

The push for a submarine tender

The government doesn’t seem to understand the words it has been saying on submarines. It has committed to a ‘competitive evaluation process’ for the future submarine project—a term not used in defence circles—and some...

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